Friday, November 25, 2011

Holiday Cheer

Hello everyone,
     Yesterday I shared some of my white Christmas photos from different rooms in our home but today is a warm and cozy look,also from our home.

This is our library/dining room that got a makeover a couple of years ago.

I can't seem to settle on liking just one look so I have a bit of a mix-probably a decorating no-no but it works for me! Once again,I must confess that these photos are last years or the year before.

I wish you all a wonderful weekend,



Deb said...

Well, if I wasn't in the Christmas mood before I certainly am now. Your home is beautiful and such an inspiration. I look forward to seeing more. Deb=^..^=x4

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful Christmas decoration!!!

have a nice weekend Carolyn!



My Little Home and Garden said...

Your home is so beautiful, Carolyn. I want to curl up by the fire with a cup of hot chocolate and just soak in all the loveliness!

Cindy said...

Everything looks just gorgeous... ! and i LOVE your tablecloth!


fatim308 said...

I love all the have such a beautiful and wonderful house
Happy Holiday

Anonymous said...

So warm and inviting!

xo, abby

Unknown said...


These photos are gorgeous. I know you truly enjoy your home. It is absolutely lovely.

Have a wonderful holiday season.


Cottage and Broome said...

Beautiful rooms!!! I also really like the beaded ornament did you make that? I am a beader, if you made you did a wonderful job. Laura

Sonia said...

Just dreamy, cozy and warm and above all gorgeous!
I love your photographs, you capture the spirit of a welcoming place of home and the beauty of Christmas Hope your Holiday Season is full of family friends and blessings!
Miss Bloomers

Shabby soul said...

I love the way you're able to create such a dreamy atmosphere with every thing and every color.
The blue biscuits and Father Christmas toile dressed are so enchanting!
Thank you for share

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

Sorry for catching up with you all the time, but November and December are always such busy, but Happy months :-)!

I love the warm glow of your house. Hope I will see it all for real one day. You look beautiful in your all white outfit, and those light blue snow cookies.....perhaps I will try them out too!

Hope your Christmas tour around the house and garden was a success?!

I hope your mother is well? I will send her and you a magazine soon. I hope it will make her happy.

Wish you a happy weekend!

Lieve groet, Madelief

oldthings said...

All rooms with Christmas decoration are so warm and cozy.Your talent it is absolutely fantastic!!

Edith DUTERTRE said...

c' est magnifique
que du merveilleux

A New England Life said...

Living at your house must be like living at an Inn. I hope you have lovely friends to share it with : )

And I hope you get a new camera this week-end!

Deborah said...

I love the Christmas glow here!!!
Its all just beautiful!!

Deborah xo

Anonymous said...

Oh, Carolyn! Everything is so beautiful and really gets me to feeling all Christmasy inside!
Shelia ;)

Amy Chalmers said...

Tons of inspiration here Carolyn, and its ok that it is from your personal files of years past! Still beautiful~I like to see them captured with all the lights, it is the twinkling that makes Christmas decorating so magical.

La Table De Nana said...

I spy "Star Of Wonder"..I love Trisha..she would love your have such similar tastes..Beautiful Carolyn..Happy Holiday season to you~

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

always gorgeous, just like opening Victoria magazine!

Victorian1885 said...

Your home looks so lovely and inviting. If I lived in your home I would not get anything done as I would be too busy sitting in the wonderfully decorated spaces and daydreaming as I enjoyed a cup of tea. I would love to see the Island all lit up for the holidays...
Enjoy your weekend and I hope you are getting some of the warmer weather too, we are getting +5 this weekend and it is usually -15 by now so you would be allot warmer on the Island. Take care.


Rose Garden Malevik said...

Hi Carolyn
It doesn´t matter,,,,,,,the pictures are wonderful :)
I really LOVE your style....
Here in Sweden it is a warm Autumn this year....the roses are still in bloom :)
and do not miss......




It is fun :)
Håkan ( The Roseman)

Katy Noelle said...

Hello, dear Carolyn!=]

I've come from an extra shot of Christmas-caffeine-inspiration, this morning. Tomorrow, is the first day of advent and, this Saturday morning, we're decorating the church! I needed this!!!!!!! Big smiles to you!


Sanna - My Blueberry House said...

Hi Carolyn,

I get such a warm and cozy feeling looking at these pictures. I don´t mind at all that yoú are showing them.

Happy Saturday!

Anonymous said...

Hi Carolyn,
Thank you for posting your beautiful Christmas decor,you are really inspiring me and making it feel like Christmas.
If i were there i would make you a nice cup of tea and plump your cushions near the fire as you so deserve a rest of all that hard work.

sonja said...

I am moved according to your pictures..
Hugs,from Germany

Camille said...

I especially love the photo of lighted tree, candles on table and red transferware. Such a lovely scene.

Naturegirl said...

Carolyn! A showcase of a labor of love in creating such fabulous themes in your Christmas decorating! Looking at these images is as if I am actually touring your romantic Christmas home!
Well done!

Heaven's Walk said...

Oh Carolyn - your home is just utterly amazing. I can't stop looking at your photos. I still say that you should publish a book with four chapters in it. One for each of the seasons at Aiken House & Gardens. You could share how you discovered it on your beautiful island, how you redid it, what it looks like during the seasons, and share photos of PEI......I'd certainly buy a copy! :)

xoxo laurie

Kathy said...

So warm and inviting - I love every one. I must confess too. I mix and match styles - maybe the don't match! My Christmas tree in the dining room this year is all white and gold - however, the room has touches of red and green too. Your home looks marvelous!
I hope you have a blessed day,

Elzie said...

OMG! This looks so beautiful and cosy. Who wouldn't like to visit that lovely house with such an awesome tree?!
Hope you have a nice Sunday.
Love Elzie

Leslie's Garden said...

Your blog is better than an expensive home magazine! I was looking forward to seeing your Christmas posts, and I wasn't disappointed! Your home is picture perfect and a great place to go for inspiration!

Unknown said...

ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL...It's nearly midnight here in England ,but that dosen't matter ,I just feel like going and getting all my christmas decorations out of the loft NOW!! ,thank you for totally inspiring me with your lovely gorgeous photo's xx Manda xx

Alina said...

Simply awesome very beautiful....
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